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Parks and Recreation News and Updates 04 | Highlight News Reel Current news, project updates, and community connections

Activities, Programs, and Leagues 06 | Annual Events Holiday and sports events,

open house, fairs, and more

15 | Adapted Recreation Adapted yoga, zumba, kayaking,

hiking, monthly events, and more

08 |After School & Preschool 16 | Outdoor Recreation After School Action Sites, Kids' Archery, kayaking, fly fishing,

Day Off, preschools, and more

and horseback riding

10 | Activities and Classes Nature programs, dance

18 | Youth Sports Youth instruction, clinics,

14 | Training Programs

22 | Adult Sports

martial arts, rock climbing

Lifeguard training, CPR dog obedience, and more

and sports leagues

Sports leagues, clinics, tournaments, and more

Recreation Centers, Facilities, and Parks 24 | Driving Range Hours of operation, rentals,

34 | Recreation Centers All-in-One Fitness Membership,

25 | Pickleball & Tennis Hours of operation, rentals,

38 | Senior Centers Hours of operations, events,

28 | Aquatic Centers Denton NAT, Civic Center Pool

43 | Facility Rentals Civic Center, party packages,

youth and adult golf lessons

youth and adult tennis lessons

Water Park, swim lessons, etc.

rec centers, personal training

health and fitness, trips, etc.

pavilion rentals, and more

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To unite and grow lives by preserving parks and encouraging play. City Council Members

Mayor Chris Watts Gerard Hudspeth, District 1 Keely Briggs, District 2 Jesse Davis, District 3 John Ryan, District 4 Deb Armintor, At Large Place 5 Paul Meltzer, At Large Place 6

Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Board

Kent Boring, David Shuck, James Emerich, Deona Lee, Frances Punch, George Ferrie, Alana Presley Taylor

Customer Service

Denton Civic Center, 321 E.McKinney St. (940) 349-7275 parksnrec@cityofdenton.com

Residential Discounted Rates Individuals in households that pay City of Denton property taxes receive discounted program rates.

Americans with Disabilities

Denton Parks and Rec welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability. Relay Texas services are available for the hearing impaired and can accommodate different needs and capabilities by dialing 7-1-1.

www.dentonparks.com Quick Reference Contacts Adaptive Rec Adult Sports After School Care Aquatics Camp Care Driving Range Facility Rentals Group Exercise Outdoor Rec Pavilion Rentals Preschool @ DRC Preschool @ MLK Rain Out Scholarships Skateboarding Special Events Swim Lessons Tennis Lessons Youth Sports

(940) 349-7757 (940) 349-8523 (940) 349-8730 (940) 349-8800 (940) 349-8731 (940) 349-8545 (940) 349-7275 (940) 349-7764 (940) 349-7784 (940) 349-7275 (940) 349-8285 (940) 349-8575 (940) 349-8276 (940) 349-7275 (940) 349-8523 (940) 349-8732 (940) 349-8800 (940) 349-8526 (940) 349-8523

Rec Centers

Senior Rec Centers

MLK Jr. Rec Center (940) 349-8575 1300 Wilson St.

Denton Senior Center 509 N. Bell Ave. (940) 349-8720

North Lakes Rec Center (940) 349-8287 2001 W. Windsor Dr.

Aquatic Facilities

Denia Rec Center (940) 349-8285 1001 Parvin St.

American Legion Hall 629 Lakey St. (940) 349-8298

Goldfield Tennis Center (940) 349-8526 2005 W. Windsor Dr. Driving Range (940) 349-8545 2009 W. Windsor Dr.

Civic Center Pool (940) 349-8279 515 N. Bell St.

Denton NAT and Water Works Park (940) 349-8800, 2400 Long Rd. Sprayground at Carl Gene Young Sr. Park, 327 S. Wood St.

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High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) continues to top the list of fitness trends! Research shows that when it comes to HIIT, it’s the intensity of the workout, not the duration that can lead to desired changes.



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SEPT. 27 Movie in the Park "101 Dalmatians"

Community Health Fair Denton Civic Center

OCT. 11 Halloween Harvest and Movie in Denia Park Free Halloween festivities at Denia Rec Center and "Ghostbusters" free movie at Denia Park.

Kids' Day Off

All-day care for kids with a field trip and movie fun.

OCT. 14 Kids' Day Off

All-day care for kids with a field trip to a pumpkin patch farm.


OCT. 19 Halloween Carnival and Haunted House

Enjoy a Carnival in the morning and a haunted house in the evening at MLK Jr. Rec Center.

NOV. 19 Letters from Santa

Deadline to arrange a personalized letter from Santa postmarked from the North Pole.

NOV. 25, 26, 27 All-Day Holiday Camp

Camp for kids on DISD school break.

DEC. 7 Santa's Snap Shots

Breakfast and a photo with Santa.

DEC. 20-JAN. 6 (dates vary) All-Day Holiday Camp

Camp for kids on DISD school break.

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SPECIAL EVENTS JAN. 11 Senior Center Open House

A great day for demos, discounts, and deals.

JAN. 20 MLK Jr. Day Celebration

A community-wide celebration that begins at UNT and ends at MLK Jr. Rec Center.

FEB. 4 Career and College Fair

Great opportunities at MLK Jr. Rec Center.

FEB. 7 Valentine Family Dance

A Valentine's dance for the entire family.

FEB. 8 Adapted Rec Sweetheart Ball A sweet Saturday dinner and dance party.

FEB. 22 Black History Celebration

A community celebration at MLK Jr. Rec Center.

MARCH 28 Battle of the Bands A Teen Council community event.

APRIL 10 Teen Twilight Egg Hunt A free flashlight egg hunt with lots of prizes at Denia Rec Center.

APRIL 11 Egg'stravaganza and Egg Hunt A free community event with carnival games, activities, and egg hunt for toddlers through grade 5 at Quakertown Park.

APRIL 18 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Enjoy breakfast and a photo with the Easter Bunny at MLK Jr. Rec Center.


Kids Fishing Tournament


Juneteenth Softball


WWP Sprint Triathlon


Liberty Fun Run

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Mad Science

Preschool-Age Kids Join us for an hour of mad science with Ms. Melissa and have fun with hands-on science experiments and messy arts and crafts. Parents are encouraged to engage and participate with their child. Meets once a month, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $8 per month at North Lakes Jr. Rec Center

preschools Ages 3-5 After School Child Care for Grades K-5 Access to high-quality after school care keep kids safe and engaged- giving working parents peace of mind. We're the perfect balance between extended learning and fun. We operate in alignment with the DISD School calendar and provide care for kids every school day, 3-6:30 p.m. $160 per student, per month. We offer three sites and pick up from the following schools: MLK Jr. Rec Center: Cross Oaks, Hodge, Lee, Pecan Creek, Providence, Rivera, Stephens Denia Rec Center: Borman, Hawk, Houston, LA Nelson, McNair, Ryan, Denton Classical North Lakes Rec Center: Evers, Ginnings, Rayzor, Wilson

Kids' Day Off, Grades, K-6

Whether it's a holiday, winter break, or teacher work day, we've got you covered! Preregistration is required. $30 per day at Denton Civic Center. 7 a.m. drop-off; 6 p.m. pick-up. DISD Holidays: Oct. 11, Oct. 14, Feb. 17, April 10, and May 22 Holiday Camp: Nov. 25-27; Dec. 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31, Jan. 2,3,6

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Licensed Preschools

We teach literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, and technology using hands-on Mother Goose Time curriculum. Preschoolers experience and learn social responsibility and creativity fostered through a variety of games, center-based activities, and field trips. 12 student maximum per preschool.

Full-Day Preschools Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $460 per month Denia Preschool (940) 349-8285; 1001 Parvin St. MLK JR. Preschool (940) 349-8575; 1300 Wilson St.

Half-Day Preschools Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee varies by option, visit www.dentonparks.com. North Lakes Preschool (940) 349-8287; 2001 W. Windsor Dr.

BREAK Spring


Skateboard Camp, Skateboard Camp,Ages ages6+ 6+ March 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon March 11-14, 9 a.m.-noon Skate Park, $75 per kid Denton Skate Park Lessons adapted to individual Lessons adaptedatoT-shirt. individual abilities. abilities. Includes Includes a T-shirt. $75 per kid


Jr. Golf Academy, Ages 6-16

Jr. Golf Academy, ages 6-16 March 9-12, 9 a.m.-noon March 11-14, 9 a.m.-noon NL Driving Range, $200 per kid North Range TaughtLakes by theDriving best golf pros in town!by Includes a T-shirt. Taught the best golf pros in town! Includes a T-shirt. $200 per kid  Skyhawks Multi-Sports Skyhawks ages 6-12 Camp, AgesMulti-Sports, 6-12 March 9-13, 99 a.m.-3 p.m. March 11-15, a.m.-3 p.m. McMath MS, McMath MS $179 per kid A fun-filled sports sampler A fun-filled sports sampler camp! camp! Includes a T-Shirt. Includes a T-Shirt. $179 per kid MLK Jr. Rec Center | Denia Rec Center | Civic Center $30 per kid, per day | 7 a.m. drop-off, 6 p.m. pick-up Aquatic Explorer Aquatic Explorer Camp, ages 7-14 Camp, Ages 7-14 March 11-15, 1-4 p.m. March 9-13, 1-4 p.m. Visit www.dentonparks.com for themes and field Denton NAT $85 per kid Denton NAT, trips. Field trips fees are included. Register by the day. Join us for for aafun-week fun-filled week of of aquatic discovery. aquatic discovery. $85 per kid


2019 Denton Parks and Recreation Playground Update

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Community gardens cultivate lifelong lessons about the origins of what we consume and fosters the desire for healthy, fresh eating. Ninety-two percent of Americans agree that children having access to gardens, especially community gardens, is valuable. The National Recreation and Park Association Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research

Bowling Green Community Garden

Cultivating Lessons in the Kitchen

Community Garden Highlights

Kings Kids in the Kitchen Enjoy creative hands-on cuisine with new recipes to prepare the perfect after school snack or summer lunch.

The Community Garden is located at Bowling Green Park, 2200 Bowling Green St.

Plots are approximately 15’ x 15’ or 11’ x 13’ $20 garden fee per plot Plots cleared annually to prep the next year Plots are currently first-come, first-served Prior to planting, Denton Parks and Rec will plow and disk garden sites Each tenant is responsible for the soil work and addition of any soils or compost materials. Hand watering only, no sprinklers.

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Saturday, noon-1 p.m. $18 per class at MLK Jr. Rec Center Oct. 5 | Nov. 16 Pickling Together, we'll master the method of pickling until you're an all-out pickling expert! Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $8 per class at MLK Jr.. Rec Center

Preschool Master Naturalists Ages 3-5 with an Adult Elm Fork Texas Master Naturalists and staff invite kids and parents/guardians to join us in the exciting world of nature. Each class topic incorporates hands-on activities, crafts, literature, and a nature hike to encourage kids to explore by using their senses. Siblings under the age of 8 are welcome to register. Register the Monday before each class. Monthly, every third Wednesday, $8 per class Goldfield Tennis Center building,10 a.m.-noon

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dancing THE BEAUTY OF DANCE IS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Dance classes can help a child’s emotional well-being. When kids participate

in dance classes and increase their level of physical fitness, they may feel emotionally and mentally more positive. When you exercise, you release chemicals called endorphins that trigger positive feelings. Dance also encourages kids to release their inhibitions and build confidence. Dance classes can help kids develop a more positive self-image, which is especially important for children who may struggle with their weight. Finally, dance requires a certain level of focus and practice. Kids can learn to focus their movements, control their emotional energy, and practice to achieve higher goals. These skills will help a child’s emotional well-being in academics as well.

Dance classes can improve a child’s social skills and self-esteem. Dance classes

encourage kids to interact with other children their own age. Through these interactions, your child may develop new and lasting friendships. Choreography often requires teamwork, patience, and partnership. Kids will learn how to move in a group and synchronize. They will also learn the value of teamwork to achieve goals. With these skills, kids will improve their socialization. If your child is shy, dance is a beneficial way of building trust and openness. This social activity can help kids break out of their shell, develop their self-esteem, and improve their communication skills.

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Tippi Toes Dance Company Toddler & Me, 18 months-3 years Every Tuesday, 5-5:45 p.m. $60 per month at MLK Jr. Rec Center

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, 3-6 years

Every Thursday, 5:45-6:30 p.m. $60 per month at MLK Jr. Rec Center

Hip Hop/Jazz Combo, 5-10 years

Every Thursday, 6:30-7:15 p.m. $60 per month at MLK Jr. Rec Center

Dancing at Denia Ballet Classes Tiny Tutus Ballet, Ages 2-3

Every Saturday, 9:35-10:05 a.m. or every Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $30 per month at Denia Rec Center

Beginner Ballet, Ages 4-6

Every Saturday, 10:05-10:35 a.m. $30 per month at Denia Rec Center

Dance and Tumbling Dance with Me, Ages 2-3

Monthly sessions, beginning in September Every Wednesday, 10-10:30 a.m. Denia Rec Center

Roll! PLAY! Ages 3-5

Every Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $20 per month at Denia Rec Center

ISSHINRYU KARATE Emphasis on traditional values through traditional karate Age appropriate training for the whole family. Improve discipline, focus, confidence, fitness, and self-defense. Students earn patches, belts, stripes, and other distinctions. First trial class is free. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Denia Rec Center Ages 5-7 4:30-5:30 p.m. $50 per month Ages 8-12 5:30-6:30 p.m. $50 per month Ages 12+ 6:30-7:30 p.m. $50 per month

RED TIGER KARATE Teaches American Karate Red Tiger offers a complete white through black belt program. The junior program develops self-esteem, bully defense, respect for others, and more. Teen and adult classes focus on street self-defense, fitness, and personal development. Fridays at North Lakes Rec Center $60 per person, per nine week sessions Ages 5-7 6-7 p.m. Ages 8-12 7-8 p.m. Ages 13+ 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays at MLK Jr. Rec Center $60 per person, per nine week sessions Ages 5+ 6:30-8 p.m.


In this introductory course to rock climbing, kids will receive one-on-one time with an instructor and learn rock wall safety. Equipment is provided. Register by the Friday before each session. Every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $40 per month at Denia Rec Center

Indoor Rock Climbing Wall

Denia Rec Center's 20-foot wall uses top-rope climbing and offers five courses, each varying in degree of difficulty. With the completion of the annual safety course, guests can access the wall during open hours without requiring staff belay.

Safety Course

$10 per adult, $5 per kid To schedule, call (940) 349-8285

Climbing with safety course completion $.50 cents per day, ages 15 and under $2 per day, ages 16 and older

Climbing without safety course $5 per hour; an appointment is required for staff to belay.

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Register online and start training today!

TRAINING Waterpark Lifeguard Training, Ages 15+ Multi-day training sessions, $100 per person. Upcoming training, Dec. 27-29, Feb. 20-23 and Feb. 27-March 1; more dates will be added.

Waterpark Lifeguard Prep, Ages 15+

An ideal transition between Learn-to-Swim and lifeguard-training. Participants will learn about the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program, learn rescue techniques, and more. Sunday training, $15 per one-hour class Dec. 22, Feb. 16, Feb. 23 | 4-5 p.m.

Hand to Heart CPR, Ages 12+

The Basic CPR Provider course is designed to provide a wide variety of certified and non-certified licensed or non-licensed, state, staff, employees, crew or family with the skills to keep people alive until they can be treated with more advanced life saving measures. Two-year Hand to Heart CPR Certification. First Tuesday of the month $30 per resident

Job Readiness

Sharpen your skills with job readiness courses that include Résumé Writing, Interview Prep, Interview Techniques, and Job Search Etiquette. Second Monday of each month 5:30-6:30 p.m. at MLK Jr. Rec Center

35+ YEARS DOG TRAINING EXPERIENCE Instructor Angie Dickinson takes you through the step-by-step process of teaching your canine friend commands such as “sit,” “come,” “down,” “wait,” and many more.

DOG OBEDIENCE Family Manners Level I

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North Lakes Rec Center, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Dogs, ages nine weeks and older $100 per month-long sessions

ADAPTED RECREATION Adapted Recreation provides activities for participants of all ages who have physical and/or developmental disabilities. For specific questions, call (940) 349-8287.

Adapted Rec Punch Pass

The Adapted Rec Punch Pass includes admission to drop-in adapted rec activities such as art and blacklight sensory. One punch equals one visit. Nonresidents add $5 per pass. 20 punches, $60; 10 punches, $30

Fitness Equipment Orientation

One-on-one sessions led by an adapted physical education specialist allows participants to learn about independent accessibility, develop fitness goals, and be introduced to other aspects of the gym setting. Session times vary. Contact: Heather Katz, zumbastarsdenton@gmail.com or Linda Hilgenbrinck, lhilgenbrinck@dentonisd.org

Monthly Dances, ages 16+

Monthly themed dance with music, dancing, food, and fellowship. Rec pass admission. Second Friday of each month 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Art Classes, ages 16+

We believe there's an artist in everyone. Come and explore the use and feel of different mediums that stimulate the senses and work on fine motor skills. Every Monday/Thursday 10:15-11:15 a.m. $3 per visit at North Lakes Rec Center

Blacklight Sensory Room. ages 16+ Stimulate the senses! Black lights, neon carpet, disco lights, and lasers will dazzle with hands on elements that provide different textures. Join us weekly or call to schedule a private session for your group. Tuesdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. $3 per visit at North Lakes Rec Center

Social Connections, Adults

Find inner peace and learn to move in new ways. Rec pass admission. Wednesdays, 6-6:45 p.m.

Take the time to make new friends while experiencing fun activities. We maximize this time by providing opportunities that bring adults with disabilities together.


Cooking Connections, Adults


Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-noon $10 per person

Day Hikes

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1-3 p.m.; $5 per person Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1-3 p.m.; $5 per person

Friends that cook together, eat together. Learn to make a new meal and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Thursday, Feb. 13, 19 a.m.-noon $6 per person

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Register at www.dentonparks.com If you love the outdoors, then consider kayaking. The physical benefits include core conditioning, increased aerobic capacity, and weight loss. According to the American Council on Exercise, an average person weighing 125lbs can burn up to 300 calories per hour of kayaking and a 200lb person can burn up to 500 calories per hour. 16 | Unite, Grow, Play

Horseback Riding for All Ages Black Mustang Ranch

We'll match you up with a horse based on your riding skills from beginner to experienced. Bring a sack lunch for a picnic after riding. Ages 10 + Saturday, Nov. 9 | noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 | noon-4 p.m. $60 per person; meet at Denia Rec Center Ages 50+ Friday, Sept. 20 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $60 per person; meet at Denton Senior Center Dutch treat lunch after riding.

International-Style Archery, Ages 8-17 Beginning Archery, Ages 8-17 Every Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $40 per month at Denia Rec Center

Fly Fishing Clinic, Ages 10+

Learn while you earn your Texas Parks and Wildlife Basic Fly Fishing Certification from a certified angler from the Dallas Fly Fishers. Saturday, Jan. 11 | 10 a.m.-42 p.m. $8 meet at Denia Rec Center

Fly Tying, Ages 50 and older

Learn the art of fly tying with Texas Parks and Wildlife certified angler educators. Saturday, Dec. 7 | 10 a.m.-noon $8 per person.

Kayak Adventures for All Ages Taught by trained and certified staff.

Take in the beauty of a local waterway from the front row seat of a kayak. No experience is required; equipment is included. $20 per person, per trip.

Ages 12+

Saturday, Sept. 21| 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet at Denia Rec Center at 10 a.m.

Ages 50+

Saturday, Oct. 19 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet at Denton Senior Center at 10 a.m.

In addition to the benefits of weight loss, kayaking can greatly improve your mental health. The Journal of Leisurability found that kayaking leads to increased social skills and sense of self, as well as an overall boost in self-satisfaction. In a nutshell, Kayaking is therapy for the body, mind, and spirit. 17



Soccer Sparks, Ages 2-9

Players will learn skills such as ball control and awareness, dribbling, proper passing techniques, shielding, shooting, heading and team play from coaches with USSF National Soccer Coaching licenses. Register by the Wednesday before each session; $44 per month Saturdays at North Lakes Ages 2-3 | 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 4-5 | 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 6-9 | 12:15-1 p.m. Saturdays at Denia Rec Center Ages 2-3 | 9:30-10 a.m. Ages 3-4 | 10-10:30.m.

Blastball, Ages 3-4

Blastball is a simplified version of baseball, designed to keep kids engaged by reducing wait times and increasing movement.

Fall and Spring Season

Fall session registration ends in August and games begin in September. Spring session registration ends in February and games begin in March. Call (940) 349-8523 for availability. Saturdays at Denia Sports Complex, $55 per player

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Fridays at Denia Rec Center Ages 4-5 | 5-5:45 p.m. Ages 6-9 | 5:45-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at MLK Jr. Rec Center Ages 2-3 | 5-5:30 p.m. Ages 4-5 | 5:30-6:15 p.m. Ages 6-9 | 6:15-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Civic Center Ages 4-5 | 4:30-5:15 p.m. Ages 6-8 | 5:15-6 p.m. Ages 9-11 | 6-6:45 p.m.

Homeschool Sports Junior Tennis, Ages 6-18

Every Wednesday, 1:30-2:45 p.m. $119 per player Goldfield Tennis Center

Bowmen Sports PE 101

Ages 10U, Every Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 16U Every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $47 per month at Denia Rec Center

Homeschool Golf

Every Monday and Wednesday 2:30-3:30 p.m. $150 per month at NL Driving Range

Homeschool USA Archery National Archery in Schools

Every Wednesday (alt. months) 10:45-11:45 a.m. $40 per month at Denia Rec Center

Homeschool Rock the Wall

Every Wednesday, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Months alternate with Archery $40 per month at Denia Rec Center

Homeschool Swim Lessons Monthly at Denton NAT. Every Tuesday and Thursday Homeschool Red, 2-3 p.m. Homeschool Blue, 2-3:30 p.m.

Register at www.dentonparks.com.

Keeping Kids from

Quitting Sports Ask a parent what their kid wants most from playing sports, and they’ll tell you “fun,” according to the results of a study just released by Project Play, an Aspen Institute initiative. And if you ask a kid why they quit a sport — something that happens after fewer than three years, on average — the most common answer is that it just wasn’t fun anymore. While it may seem that this is one of those rare points on which children and their parents agree, it turns out that the generations may have different goals.

“It’s important for kids have freedom and have flexibility to create and to imagine, and for the game to be fun while teaching fundamentals of the sport.” — Kobe Bryant

Sports Clinics Skyhawks Basketball, Ages 5-12 Fridays at McMath MS $90 per eight-week session Ages 5-6 | 5:45-6:30 p.m. Ages 7-12 | 6:45-7:15 p.m.

Skyhawks Beg. Skate, Ages 5-14 Saturdays at Skate Works Park $60 per month-long session Ages 5-14 | 9-10 a.m.

As the price of sports participation continues to rise (another trend noted in the report, with an average annual cost of $693 per child per sport), parents worry about getting their money and time’s worth, and that leads to stress on young athletes.

Mini Skyhawks Multi-Sport, Ages 3-4

While things like unstructured play can seem like a waste of valuable practice time to adults, that’s the kind of fun that keeps kids engaged. Likewise, kids who participate in more than one sport tend to enjoy them all more, though a parent might be tempted to view this as not “leaving it all” on one particular field.

Skyhawks Track Clinic, Ages 5-12

In the end, parents, kids, and coaches get frustrated, and kids drop out. To combat the decline in youth sports participation — a drop to 38 percent from 45 percent since 2008 — the Aspen Institute is launching a public awareness campaign called Don’t Retire, Kid. The PSA, videos, and #DontRetireKid social campaign will send young athletes and their parents to a host of great information at www.ProjectPlay.us. That site offers checklists, videos, reports, and other tools that will help the youth sports community develop strategies to make sure everyone is having fun.

David K. Gibson, The Aspen Institute

Mondays at Denton Civic Center $90 per eight-week session Ages 3-4 | 5:30-6:15 p.m. Ages 5-6 | 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Saturdays at TBA $90 per eight-week session Ages 5-12 | 9-10 a.m.

Skyhawks Basketball, Ages 4-12 Tuesdays at Denton Civic Center $90 per eight-week session Ages 4-6 | 5:30-6:15 p.m. Ages 7-12 | 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Skyhawks Volleyball, Ages 4-12 Fridays at McMath MS $90 per eight-week session Ages 4-6 | 5:30-6:15 p.m. Ages 7-12 | 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Skyhawks Multi-Sport, Ages 6-12 Holiday Camp, Nov. 25-24 Mon-Wed at Denia Sports Complex $100 per kid, per camp Ages 6-12 | 9 a.m.-noon

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YOUTH LEAGUES A $10 league discount can be applied for siblings living at the same address. Age groups will be combined, if needed. All leagues have a $15 individual late registration fee after early registration. Call (940) 349-8523 for availability. Visit www.quickscores.com/denton for age divisions, age determinations, and registration dates.

NFL Flag Football, Ages 5-12

As the official youth football development partner of the NFL, USA Football not only makes a better, safer game, but helps unify the football community and create consistency throughout football leagues.

Recreational Soccer Leagues

$75 per player at Denia and North Lakes Sports Complex

It’s a league devoted to the enjoyment of soccer without the emphasis on high level competition. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport and develop life skills including a life long love of the game.

Youth Basketball, Ages 5-12

Futsal Indoor Soccer, Ages 4-11

Mini-Hoopers, 5-7, Hoopers, 7-9 Dribblers, 9-10, Ballers, 10-12

Winter and Summer League

Fall and Winter League

A great way for players to fine-tune their skills, dribbling, shooting, and guarding. Coach look TBA for ages 7-12.

Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. Played on a hard court in which walls or boards are not used.

Winter League

Age Divisions: 4-5 | 6-7 | 8-9 | 9-11 $75 per player at McMath MS

Spring and Summer League

Outdoor Soccer, Ages 5-10 Fall and Spring League

$55; Fridays at MLK Jr. Rec Center

$75; Saturdays at McMath MS

Age Divisions: 5-6 | 7-8 | 9-10 | 11-12 $65 per player at North Lakes/Mack Park

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REGISTRATION www.dentonparks.com

Fall league registration ends in August. Games begin in September. Winter league registration ends in January. Games begin in February. Spring league registration ends in February. Games begin in March. Summer league registration ends in May. Games begin in June.

Girls’ Volleyball, Ages 7-14

An exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. Shirts and practice space are included for individual players. Games played at UNT and McMath. Teams must register with their own coach and have shirts with numbers on the front and back.

Fall, Spring and Summer Leagues Age Divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 Individual Registration $75 per player; late add $15 Team Registration $350 per team; late add $50 For practice space, add $150


BEGAN INDOORS Softball was originally an indoor sport. It was invented in 1887 by George Hancock, a journalist for the Chicago Board of Trade, as a form of indoor baseball to be played during the winter. The next year the game moved outside, and rules and a league were established by the Boat Club in 1889.

Girls’ Softball, Ages 5-14

Girls’ softball fosters sportsmanship, individual and team skills development, and encourages friendship, via a fun and positive athletic experience.

Fall and Spring League

Ages 5-6; Girls T-ball, $55 Ages 7-8; Girls Coach Pitch, $65 Ages 9-10; Girls Fast Pitch, $75 Ages 11-12; Girls Fast Pitch, $75 Ages 13-14; Girls Fast Pitch, $75

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Adult Sports

Register at www.dentonparks.com. Fall league registration ends every August. Games begin in September. Winter league registration ends every January. Games begin in February.

Spring league registration ends every February. Games begin in March. Summer league registration ends every May. Games begin in June.

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Kickball Coed | Fall, Spring, and Summer League $200 per team; Tuesdays at North Lakes Sports Complex Eight games, including playoffs; 20 player max

Ultimate Frisbee Coed | Fall League

Tuesdays at Mack Park Eight games, including playoffs; 10 player roster max

Volleyball Coed | Fall, Winter, Summer, Spring League $200 per team; Competitive and Recreational Divisions Eight games, including playoffs; 12 player roster max, with games played as early as 6:30 p.m.

Basketball | Fall, Winter, Summer, & Spring League $250 per team; Wednesdays at McMath MS Eight games, including playoffs; 12 player roster max, with games played as early as 6:30 p.m.

Soccer | Fall League

$450 per team; Wednesdays Vela Athletic Complex and Mack soccer field Eight games, including playoffs; 15 player roster max, with games played as early as 6 p.m. Coed Over 30: Recreational games played on Mondays Co-ed Open: Recreational games played on Thursdays Co-ed Open: Competitive games played on Thursdays Women’s Open: Recreational games played on Tuesdays Women’s Over 40: Recreational games played on Wednesdays

Flag Football | Fall, Winter, Summer, & Spring League

8V8 $350 per team | 4v4 $250 per team Saturdays at North Lakes Sports Complex Eight games, including playoffs; 20 player max with games played as early as noon on Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

Softball | Fall, Winter, Summer, & Spring League

$250 Coed for Fun teams | $380 Men's & Coed Rec teams Games are played at North Lakes Sports Complex as early as 7 p.m. on weekdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, and 5 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Coed for Fun: Offered at a reduced rate with only one umpire. This division does not include playoffs or awards. Men's Competitive: Highest level of play for men's teams. Men's C is intermediate and Men's D is the lowest division.

Coed Competitive: Highest level of play for coed teams. Coed Rec is intermediate and Coed for Fun recreational. Call (940) 349-8523 for availability. Division league schedules are maintained at www.quickscores.com/denton

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DRIVING RANGE 2009 W. Windsor Dr. (940) 349-8545

Jr. Golf Academy, Ages 6-16

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Each month includes eight 45-minute lessons in Level 1-4. Register by the 25th of each month before the next session.

Kids learn good sportsmanship and safety, while learning to grip, putt, chip, and swing. Parents encouraged to stay and participate. Includes a T-shirt. Wednesdays, 4-4:30 p.m. $60 per month

Level 1: Full Swing Intro

Ladies Golf

Driving Range

The driving range is night time lit and has 36 hitting areas, a chipping green, and a putting green with 18 holes.

$6 Small bucket of golf balls $12 Large bucket of golf balls

Club House

Loaner clubs may be checked out. For inclement weather, call (940) 349-8545. The Club House sells drinks, snacks, and tees with an inside TV lounge and free Wi-Fi. The Club House also features a large deck with patio seating, and ADA accessible entry.

Private & Group Lessons We offer both group and private lessons with golf pros, and a youth program.

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Jr. golfers learn from the best, experienced golf professionals.

Kids will learn grip, stance, posture, aim, half swing, safety, and caring. Tues., 5 p.m. & Sat., noon $150 per month

Level 2: Short Game Intro

Kids will learn fundamentals, putting, chipping, and etiquette. Tues., 7 p.m. & Sat., 1 p.m. $150 per month

Level 3: Beginner

Kids will work on check list, back swing, full swing follow through, and fairness. Thurs., 5:15 p.m. & Sat., 2 p.m. $150 per month

Level 4: Beg. to Advanced

Kids will work on short putt technique, long putt control, chipping low, and clubs. Thurs., 8 p.m. & Sat., 3 p.m. $150 per month

Little Rookies, Ages 3-5

New golfers will learn base knowledge of the game and proper fundamentals including grip, aim and set up, basic swing, and a balanced finished. Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. and Saturday, 10-11a.m. $125 per month

PICKLEBALL The fastest growing sport you've never heard of

Pickleball is an indoor or outdoor paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The game has had a 650 percent increase in numbers over the last six years, according to USA Pickleball Association. The biggest subset of that growth is not in the over-60 crowd, says Justin Maloof, executive director of USAPA, but the younger set.

Beyond being fun, it's racking

up some serious benefits!

Beyond being fun, pickleball has proven to rack up benefits whether played casually or hard core. It was originally made popular by Baby Boomers, but the sport has made a generational jump and is now being played by all ages. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association 2018 Participant Report, pickleball currently has 3.1 million players in the US. Regardless of age, health benefits give pickleball a large appeal physically, socially, and mentally.

Future courts will be built in phases.

Nette Schultz Park Pickleball Court

Can Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease A recent study in the International Journal of Research in Exercise Physiology found middle-aged and older adults who played one hour of pickleball three days per week for six weeks improved their blood pressure, cholesterol, and cardiorespiratory fitness levels. Can Cut Your Risk of Depression Exercise in general is a proven mood booster—and pickleball is no exception. A recent study in Leisure Studies found older adults who played in pickleball tournaments had a lower risk of depression. Can Get you Hooked on Exercise A study in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity found people become loyal to the sport because it helps them meet their fitness goals and enhance social connections. It’s a two-for-one workout!

Ready to Give it a Shot? Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. at North Lakes Rec Center and on Saturdays from 9 to noon at Denton Senior Center.

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September-May Hours

Monday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m. Friday, 3-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

June-August Hours

Monday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m. Friday, 3-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Annual Tennis Pass

$75 per person. Court reservation policies apply.

Ball Machine Rental

$6 per half hour or $10 per hour. Balls provided; court reservation fees will apply.

Court Reservations

$3 per person for 90 minutes or $5 per person with lights. Reservations may be made up to 48 hours in advance but will void if not claimed after ten minutes of start time.

Pro Shop

We carry tennis balls, grip tape, and rackets.

NEW Tennis Center

To accommodate future community needs, a new tennis center is being built to include 18 full-size tennis courts, eight pickleball-10 under courts, and space for future expansion.

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GOLDFIELD TENNIS CENTER 2005 W. Windsor Dr. (940) 349-8526

QUALITY IS KEY USPTA Certified Tennis Professionals

Meet the Coaches BRANDON L'HEUREUX

Head Tennis Professional, USPTA Professional with 20 years experience and nationally ranked junior


Former UNT Head Coach, USPTA Elite Professional


USPTA Professional, Former University of Montana College Player


Serves on State and National USTA Committees


Former Ventura Collage player, Superchamp

"It has really changed our lives in so many ways... I found my community." -Kayla


Intro to tennis for beginners and a refresher for players returning to the game. Includes basic tennis strokes and proper techniques. Tues. & Thurs., 6-7 p.m. & Sat., 10-11 a.m.

Top Dawg Cardio Ages 18+

An ultimate, high-energy tennis class featuring drills to give players of all abilities a workout. $20 drop-in Mon. & Wed., 6-7 p.m. & Sat., 9-10 a.m.

MS, Ages 11-13 HS, Ages 14-18

$69 One class per week $119 All You Can Play

For players who need a jump-start into match play and for intermediate players who have played school matches and tournaments who are looking to advance on their school team. Mon. & Wed., 6-7:30 p.m. & Sat., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Elementary Ages 5-10

$69 One class per week $119 All You Can Play

$79 One class per week $149 All You Can Play

For beginner players who need to learn basic strokes and/or for advanced players ready to play points and keep score. Tues. & Thurs., 6-7 p.m. & Sat., 10-11 a.m.

$69 One class per week $119 All You Can Play


Tues. and Thurs., 7-8 p.m. Saturday, 9-10 a.m.

$28 per 2-day weekly session $15 per Saturday

Adult Top Dawg

Mon. and Wed., 7-8 p.m. Saturday, 8-9 a.m.

$28 per 2-day weekly session $15 per Saturday


Taught by very experienced USPTA certified. For pricing and a listing of pros who offer private lesson packages, call (940) 349-8526.



Multi-month tennis lessons are available with numerous class pass options at different prices. Meeting times vary by season, visit us online for current rates.

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Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons (940) 349-8814


Lap swim, water walking

7-9 a.m.

Water walking, leisure pool swim

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Lap swim, water walking, classes

3:30-5 p.m.

Water walking, leisure pool swim

Denton NAT is located at 2400 Long Rd. and is a joint-use facility between DISD and the City of Denton. DISD shares facility for swim meets, practices, and water polo matches.

Monday-Thursday 5-8 p.m.

Adult lap swim

Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-8 p.m.

Leisure pool with slide open

Friday 4:30-7 p.m.

Leisure pool with slide open

5-7 p.m.

Adult lap swim

Saturday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Adult lap swim, classes

12:30-6 p.m.

Open swim, both pools

Sunday (Beginning in May) 1-5 p.m.

Open swim, both pools

Daily Admission


Subject to change, click here for current schedule. 5:30 a.m.-noon

Adult lap swim, classes

5:30-9:30 a.m.

Water walking in the leisure pool

noon-5 p.m.

Open swim, both pools

Monday-Thursday 5-8 p.m.

Adult lap swim, classes

Friday 5-8 p.m.

Open swim in leisure pool Adult lap swim in competition pool

Saturday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Adult lap swim, classes

12:30-6 p.m.

Open swim, both pools

Sunday noon-6 p.m.

Open swim, both pools

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Ages 2 and under free | Ages 3-15, $3; nonresidents add $1 Ages 16 and older, $4; nonresidents add $1

NAT Memberships | nonresidents add $5 per person.

One-Month | purchase 1-3, $20 each; purchase 4+, $15 each Three-Month | purchase 1-3, $45 each; purchase 4+, $36 each 12-Month | purchase 1-3, $120 each; purchase 4+, $90 each

All-Access Annual Aquatic Membership

The NAT, Water Works Park, and Civic Center Pool Purchase 1-3, $150 each | Purchase 4+, $120 each

10-Visit Punch Pass

Valid six months from the date of purchase. One punch = one visit. Ages 3-15, $25 | Ages 16 and older, $30

Generally, the competition pool is 81 degrees, and the leisure pool is 88 degrees.

WATER EXERCISE Included in NAT membership Move freely with less impact and natural resistance

Indoor Year-Round Classes at The NAT

Click to Play

Deep Water Challenge

Non-impact, vigorous deep-water aerobics in the competition pool. Deep-water flotation devices and resistance equipment provided. Monday, Wednesday, 6:05-7 p.m.

Shallow Water Aerobics

Low-impact, cross training class in the leisure pool that combines kick boxing, water walking, yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi. Water shoes are recommended. Monday-Thursday, 7:05-8 p.m.

Water Aerobics

Designed at a slightly slower pace compared to other classes in the competition pool. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.

Land Strength Training

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.

Outdoor Seasonal Water Exercise Classes Aqua Zumba Civic Center Pool

LEARN TO SWIM The Red Cross has developed swimming lessons for kids and adults that allow everyone the opportunity to learn in a safe environment, at their own pace. Available across the country, Learn-toSwim classes are taught by certified, knowledgeable and caring instructors who can help swimmers at every level feel comfortable in the water and progress to the next level.

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons, ages 3-adult

Taught by American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors. To register, call (940) 349-8814. Private (1-on-1) Semi-Private (2-on-1) (4) 30-min. $100 (4) 30-min. $80/person (8) 30-min. $160 (8) 30-min. $130/person

Group Swim Lessons, page 34

Low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise class that combines latin music with a body-toning workout. Monday, Wednesday, 8-9 a.m. $30 per month-long session

Denton Dolphins Swim Team, Ages 6+

River Robics Water Works Park

September-May | Tuesday & Thursday Practices

Low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise that maximizes the resistenace of the lazy river. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:30-7:25 p.m. $65 per month-long session (Reduced rate in August)

Visit www.dentonparks.com for tryouts, qualifications, fees, and season start dates. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle with continuous side breathing and 25 yards of backstroke. Homeschool Red, 2-3 p.m.; Homeschool Blue, 2-3:30 p.m. Red Team, 5-6 p.m. White Team, 6-7 p.m. Blue/Gold Team, 6:30-8 p.m.

Summer | Tuesday & Thursday Practices Red Team, 5-6 p.m. White Team, 6-7 p.m. Blue/Gold Team, 6:30-8 p.m.

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Learn-to-Swim Lessons Do Your Part, Be Water Smart!

The Learn-to-Swim program teaches in a safe environment and is designed to allow students to learn at their own pace and master the skills at each level, before attempting the next challenge. The registration deadline is always the Friday before the first day of class. Swim lesson scholarships are available based on qualifications. To apply, visit the NAT.

Water Tots & Preschool 5:30 p.m. | 6:15 p.m.

Month-long sessions Meets Mon. & Wed.

$65, resident $70, nonresident

9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. | 11 a.m. Subject to vary, confirm online

Month-long sessions Meets every Sat.

$41, resident $46, nonresident

9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. | 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m. | 6:15 p.m.

Two-week sessions Meets Mon.-Thurs.

$65, resident $70, nonresident

5:30 p.m. | 6:15 p.m. | 7 p.m.

Month-long sessions Meets Mon. & Wed.

$65, resident $70, nonresident

9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. | 11 a.m. Subject to vary, confirm online

Month-long sessions Meets every Sat.

$41, resident $46, nonresident

9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. | 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m. | 6:15 p.m. | 7 p.m.

Two-week sessions Meets Mon.-Thurs.

$65, resident $70, nonresident

6:15 p.m.

Two-week sessions Meets Mon.-Thurs.

$65, resident $70, nonresident

5:30 p.m. | 7 p.m.

Month-long sessions Meets Mon. & Wed.

$65, resident $70, nonresident

9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. | 11 a.m. Subject to vary, confirm online

Month-long sessions Meets every Sat.

$41, resident $46, nonresident

9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. | 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m. | 7 p.m.

Two-week sessions Meets Mon.-Thurs.

$65, resident $70, nonresident

Month-long sessions Meets every Sat.

$41, resident $46, nonresident

Levels 1,2,3

Levels 3 & 4 Combined

Level 4

Adult Beginner & Advanced 9:30 a.m.

Represents fall, winter, spring, & summer. Classes are subject to change, click here to confirm.

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Water Tots, ages 6 months-3 yrs Parent and child lessons that build readiness, confidence, and safety in the water. Class ratio is 10:1. Preschool, ages 3-4 Preschoolers learn to float, kick, alternate arm action, blow bubbles and safety rules. Class ratio is 5:1. Level 1: Intro to Water, ages 5+ Students build from beginner skills through the introduction of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Class ratio is 6:1. Level 2: Fundamentals, ages 5+ Students learn alternate arm action, rhythmic bobbing, front and back glides, & safety. Class ratio is 6:1. Level 3: Stroke Dev., ages 6+ Students learn rotary breathing, dolphin kick, and safety, as well as freestyle and elementary backstroke. Class ratio is 6:1. Level 4: Stroke Dev., ages 6+ Students increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes at greater distances. Students also add arms to the scissors kick for sidestroke and begin learning back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly. Class ratio is 6:1.

Hours of Operation Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25 Open daily, May 26-Aug. 11 End of Season, Aug. 15-16, and Aug. 22-23, Aug. 29-31 Daily Admission Ages 18 and older, $4 Ages 3-17, $3 2 & under is free SeasonPass Purchase 1-3 for $40 each Purchase 4+ for $35 each (nonresidents add $5 per pass)



TO BOOK A PARTY, CALL (940) 349-8806! Birthday Party Rentals, $110

All Access Annual Aquatic Pass (WWP, CCP, & the NAT) Purchase 1-3 for $150 each Purchase 4+ for $120 each (nonresidents add $5 per pass)

Available beginning May 27, this package includes one hour under the shaded party area, invitations, paper goods, cake, and drinks. Pizza is available for an additional fee. Limited to 15 guests; each additional guest pays daily admission.

Independence Dollar Day! Tuesday, July 4, $1 admission

The pool is available for private rentals on week days beginning at 7:30pm and on weekends beginning at 6:30pm. Lifeguards are provided. All rental fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Rental fees vary starting at $225.

515 N. Bell St., (940) 349-8279

After Hours, Private Rentals

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nonresident fee applies

Reduced Daily Admission!

Enjoy a wave pool, four giant slides, two toddler slides, lazy river, children’s play pool, concessions, indoor slide, cabana rentals, party rentals, and more!

Open Daily all Summer

Monday-Saturday,11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sunday, noon-7 p.m.

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THE COOLEST PARTY IN TOWN! To book a party, call (940) 349-8806 Water Works Park Packages

Denton NAT Indoor Packages

Lil’ Island Birthday Party, $230

NAT Birthday Party, $160

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One hr in the party room or outdoor pavilion Admission to WWP for 15 guests Experienced party host Electronic email invitations Paper goods and drinks Candy Haven cake Ice cream sandwiches

Big Island Party, $375 • • • • • • •

One hr in the party room or outdoor pavilion Admission to WWP for 25 guests Experienced party host Electronic email invitations Paper goods and drinks Large Candy Haven cake Ice cream sandwiches

Cabana Birthday Party, $330 • • • • • • •

Four hrs in two cabanas Admission to WWP for 15 guests Experienced party host Electronic email invitations Paper goods and drinks Candy Haven cake Ice cream sandwiches

Additional Add-ons

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One hr in a decorated party room Admission to the NAT for 15 guests An experienced party host Electronic email invitations Paper goods and drinks Balloons Candy Haven cake Ice cream sandwiches

NAT Group Party, $225 • • • • • • • •

One hr in a decorated party room Admission to the NAT for 25 guests An experienced party host Electronic email invitations Paper goods and drinks Balloons Large Candy Haven Cake Ice cream sandwiches

$4 fee for each additional swimmer;

$12 fee for each additional swimmer $5 fee for each additional non-swimmer $10 per large cheese or pepperoni pizza Group rate discounts are available for additional guests of ten or more.

Water Park season pass holders receive a $30 discount.

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ALL 4 ONE Rec Center Gym Membership


$20, one month | $40, three month | $120, one year

Rec passes are included in the fitness memberships.

North Lakes Rec Center

Standalone rec passes: $10 per resident $15 per nonresident Unlimited access to rec centers with the following privileges: Access to gymnasiums for open sports

2001 W. Windsor Dr., (940) 349-8287 Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday, 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Child Watch Hours Monday-Saturday, 8-11 a.m., Monday-Thursday, 4:30-8 p.m. $10 per month, per member; $ 2 drop-in fee for non-members.

MLK Jr. Rec Center

1300 Wilson St., (940) 349-8575 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Access to drop-in activities

Denia Rec Center

Access to game rooms, pool tables, ping pong tables, video games, and computers

Denton Senior Center, ages 50+

Access to the indoor walking track at Denton Civic Center Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. -7 p.m. Valid one year from the date of purchase. Fee-based activities don’t require a rec pass.

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1001 Parvin St., (940) 349-8285 Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Thursday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 509 N. Bell Ave., (940) 349-8720 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Membership Benefits

g Includes access to all fitness rec centers and gymnasiums. g Includes state-of-the-art fitness rooms with Life Fitness.

Cardio Equipment and Precor premium fitness equipment.

g Includes all the benefits of the Rec Pass. g Ages 16 and older; ages 14-15 must be accompanied by an adult.


Fitness Assessments

Personal Training

What is assessed and measured: g Benchmark measurements g Body Fat Percentage g Muscle Mass g Basal Metabolic Rate g Metabolic Age g Visceral Fat g Resting Heart Rate g Circumference Measurements g Cardio Respiratory Endurance g Flexibility g Sub-Maximal Strength Tests

Includes, but is not limited to: g Customized Fitness/Weight Loss Programs g One-on-One Training g Exercise Prescription & Instruction g Post-Physical Therapy Rehab g Goal Setting, Motivation, Feedback g Build Lean Muscle Mass g Increasing Bone Density, g Restore Range of Motion,

$50 per member; $53 non-members

An assessment is the recommended starting point for any fitness or weight-loss program. It is used to gauge your current fitness level, identify any health problems that may manifest during exercise, and set benchmark “before” measurements to compare against future measurements as you progress. A certified personal trainer will help you establish goals, expectations, and any health issues that need special attention.

Personal training fees vary

Personal Training packages are available for fitness members, any fitness level, and consists of halfhour or one-hour sessions that meet one, two, or three days per week based on fitness goals and motivational levels. Upon completion, you may purchase more sessions or choose single-session assessments to track progress and set new targets. To schedule an appointment, stop by any front desk.

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Exercise your Options... Senior Center Group Exercise and Gym Membership 1 month, $25 | 3 months, $65 | Annual, $195


Memberships benefits include: g Unlimited access to Precor fitness equipment g Unlimited access to group exercise classes (listed below) g Accepts insurance program memberships, see page 42

Refers to length of class, i.e. 60 minutes

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Exercise Classes and Group Training

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Highly challenging group training lead by a certified coach.

Improve balance, mobility, and strengthens the lower body.

An interval-style, workout, combining all elements of fitness.

$50 per month at North Lakes Mon/Wed/Fri, 5:30 a.m. or Tue/Thur, 5 p.m. & Sat, 7:15 a.m.

$30 per month-long session at Denton Senior Center Tues. or Thurs., 4-5 p.m.

$30 per 10 classes at MLK Jr. Rec Center Mon., Wed., 6 p.m., plus every other Sat. at noon

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group exercise membership North Lakes Group Exercise and Gym Membership 1 month, $30 | 3 months, $80 | Annual, $299 | Accepts insurance program memberships, see page 42

55 BODYJAM™ is the ultimate combination of music and dance. House, Hip-hop, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Trap, all styles of electronic dance music, it’s the soul of BODYJAM. Open to all fitness levels. Tuesday, 6:45 p.m. Saturday, 9:15 a.m.

60 BODYFLOW™ is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life. You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave feeling calm, centered, and happy. Open to all fitness levels. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m.

30 BARRE™ is a combination of cardio and strength with high reps of small range-of-motion movements and very light weights. Tone, shape, & condition your body with a sense of grace. Monday, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, 6:45 p.m.

60 BODYPUMP™ is a barbell workout for anyone looking to get toned and fit- fast! Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition burning up to 540+ calories. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, noon Saturday, 8 a.m.


60 BODYCOMBAT™ is a high-energy martial arts workout that draws from Karate, boxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi & Muay Thai. Burn an average of 700 calories and clock 5,000 steps. No experience needed. Monday, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9 a.m. Thursday, 6:45 p.m.



Indoor Cycling (spinning) is a stationary bike workout that's an interval, highintensity class that improves endurance and strength. Space is limited, please arrive early. Tuesday and Thursday, 7:45 a.m. Saturday, 8:15 a.m.

Senior Yoga and Senior FIT Classes SENIOR MAT YOGA | Free standing and mat yoga that can be modified for all levels. Monday, 11 a.m. | 60 minutes SENIOR CHAIR YOGA | Seated & standing yoga designed to taught by a SilverSneakers certified yoga instructor. Monday, 10 a.m. | 45 Minutes SENIOR FIT | Improve bone density, strength, endurance, joint mobility, and flexibility using hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and low-impact aerobics. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. | 60 minutes


CXWORX™ hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body. It's ideal for tightening your abs and butt, as well as improving functional strength. Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m




Cycle Yoga combines a high-energy cardio workout on stationary bikes with 20 minutes of yoga on a mat. We'll challenge your body and relax your mind - no matter your experience or fitness level. Monday, 6:30 p.m.



Zumba® is a calorie burning fitnessparty that blends Latin and international rhythms incorporating hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, and more! Open to all fitness levels. Thursday, 9 a.m.

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FIT FOR 50+ ALH Senior Center 629 Lakey St., (940) 349-8298 Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, 6-10 p.m.

Denton Senior Center 509 N. Bell Ave., (940) 349-8720 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Gym Membership, includes rec pass $20, one month | $40, three month | $120, one year u Access to Precor strength training equipment and Life Fitness cardio equipment at all four rec centers includng Denton Senior Center for ages 50+. Fitness equipment orientations available by appointment. u Access to Denton Senior Center Stretch n’ Tone classes Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11-11:45 a.m.

Access to Drop-in Recreation Activities u Pickleball, all levels Every Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at North Lakes Every Saturday, 9 -11 a.m. , at Denton Senior Center u Chair Volleyball, Denton Senior Center Every Monday, 8:30-10:30 a.m. beginning in September u Recreation Tournaments Recreation activities and tournament include: Pinochle, Hand & Foot, Indoor Bowling, Checkers, Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, 8-Ball Pool, Washer Toss, and more! Register in advance in person or online.

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No-cost gym and fitness membership for eligible seniors through participating insurance plans These fitness programs, designed specifically for active older adults, are delivered through a nationwide network of participating insurance plans. Benefits include: u NAT Membership and NAT water aerobics u Unlimited access to group-ex membership classes at North Lakes Rec Center and Denton Senior Center u Unlimited access to fitness rooms and REC Pass activities including the indoor walking track at Denton Civic Center

Verify eligibility online or call your provider. www.silversneakers.com www.silverandfit.com www.myrenewactive.com Participants must be Medicare eligible and have a participating supplement insurance plan.


FIND A WAY TO FIT US IN! Join us for FREE health related seminars. Preregistration is not required but is appreciated for supplies and refreshments. Estate Planning | Oct. 18, 9:30 a.m. Medicare Eligibility | Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m. Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior | Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m. Effective Communication Strategies Jan. 17, 9:30 a.m. Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m. Free Benefits Counseling Every 3rd Thursday Please visit the front desk to schedule an appt. with a benefits counselor: 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, or 4 p.m.

Visit us online for event details and more at www.dentonparks.com! Senior Community Health Fair Thursday, Sept. 27 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Veteran's Day Program Friday, Nov. 8 | 1-2 p.m. AARP Smart Driver Program Thursday, Dec. 5 | 1-5 p.m. Ugly Sweater Holiday Tea Friday, Dec. 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. Holiday Choir Concert Monday, Dec. 16 | 1-2 p.m. Senior Center Open House Saturday, Jan. 11 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Valentine's Dinner and Dance Thursday, Feb. 13 | 6 p.m.

Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Checks 1st and 3rd Friday, 10 a.m. at DSC 2nd Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon at ALH

AARP Smart Driver Program Tuesday, Feb. 18 | 1-5 p.m.

SPAN Lunch | Weekdays at Noon Meals are free to eligible individuals age 60 and older at both senior center locations.

Mother's Day Waffles Wednesday, April 8 | 9-10:30 a.m.

Register two days prior to your first visit. Donations are welcome.

Senior Scavenger Hunt Wednesday, April 8 | 9-10:45 a.m.

Friday Night Dances Sept. 27, Renegade Oct. 11, Young at Heart Oct. 25, Pete-N-Patti

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Group Exercise and Gym Membership Ages 50 and older Membership benefits include: u Unlimited

access to Precor fitness cardio and weight resistance equipment

u Unlimited

1 month, $25 | 3 months, $65 | Annual, $195

access to group exercise classes (listed below)

u Accepts

SilverSneakers & Silver&Fit, see page 42 for eligibility.

Just a sample of what we offer- visit us online for the full line-up! Tap and Line Dance

Social Dance Classes

Beginning Tap Dance Fri., 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Basic Cha Cha Wed., 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Intermediate and Advanced Tap Dance Fri., 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Basic Night Club 2 Step Wed., 7:35-8:35 p.m.

$30 per session; dates & times will vary by season.

Evening Tap Dance Wed., 5:45-6:45 p.m. Line Dance Wed., 4-5 p.m. DANCE NOTES: Partners are not required for dance classes and leather soled shoes are preferred, excluding tap. 40 | Unite, Grow, Play

$36 per session; dates & times will vary by season.

Intermediate Cha Cha Wed., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate Night Club 2 Step Wed., 7:35-8:35 p.m.

Tai Chi

A gentle exercise class that helps improve balance and breathing through slow, graceful movements while breathing deeply. Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. or Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. $30 per session

Middle Eastern Belly Dancing

Basic Jitterbug Wed., 6:50-7:50 p.m.

Better known as “Belly Dancing,� this class teaches you to shimmy more than just your belly in subtle and new ways.

Basic 3-Step Wed., 7:55-8:55 p.m.

Mondays, 7:15-8:15 p.m. $30 per session

The Benefits of Creativity for Older Adults By Carleen Brice

Most people agree that art making is good for kids, but being creative is good for adults, too. And, contrary to conventional wisdom, creativity is especially good for older adults, says Tim Carpenter, founder and executive director of EngAGE. “What artists know is that creativity is a way for your mind to be open to new things,” Carpenter said. “The act of creating something leads to happiness, and getting out there taking classes and such is a form of socialization and opens your world.” But being creative isn’t just good for you mentally, it has physical benefits as well. Carpenter pointed to a study by geriatric psychologist Gene Cohen as evidence. “This study showed that people who become and stay involved in arts courses taught by professional-level artists saw huge improvements in their physical health.” And while the sooner people can start creative pursuits, the greater effect it will have, Carpenter noted it’s never too late to get the benefits of creativity. “Americans see getting older as this ending point and decline whereas research on the brain shows the opposite. Your brain increases its ability to make new connections,” he said. “Our brain continues to grow as we get older, and certain forms of creativity fire neurons in a way that creates connections in the brain.” So where should baby boomers and WWII-generation folks begin? Carpenter said, “Dust off your dreams.” “Look at the things you always wanted to do but didn’t think you had the time to do because of work and family obligations,” he said. “I know people who go to stand-up comedy classes or learn to sing.” Stand-up comedy and singing in public may sound pretty bold, but don’t worry, Carpenter also suggests going to museums and taking art classes. “Learning about art and making art with your hands is really good for you. Frankly, just try something,” he said. “Everyone has the ability to be creative and to make art. We’re told aging diminishes ability, but that’s just not true. We have to undo these myths.”

Art, Music, Pottery, Painting Computer Classes and more Learn to Play

Painting Workshop

Beginner Guitar Lessons Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. or Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m.

Mondays, 1-4 p.m. $30 per month

Small group lessons 4:1 class ratio $35 per monthly session

Continuing Guitar Lessons Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Ukulele Lessons Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. Drum Jam: African Djembe Hand Drumming Tuesdays, 12-12:45 p.m. $35 per monthly session

Learn to paint or simply continue to grow your talent with oils, acrylics, and/or watercolor painting.

Ceramics & Pottery Learn new glaze techniques, hand build or work on the pottery wheel, and/or create your own unique art piece. Fee includes basic supplies, clear glaze, and firing.

Mondays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $40 per month

Genealogy Classes

Discover more about your genealogy in a private setting. Computer experience is not required. $30, five 1-hr sessions

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Great Escape Road Trips

Drop-in Activities

African American Museum Wednesday, July 17 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wood Carvers Group | Tuesdays, 3-5:30 p.m.

Details at www.dentonparks.com.

Nebraska Furniture Mart Thursday, Aug. 29 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. George W. Bush Library Thursday, Sept. 12 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Liberty Crossing, Gainsville Saturday, Sept. 21| 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kiowa Casino Thursday, Sept. 26| 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. State Fair of Texas Thursday, Oct. 3 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dallas Arboretum Friday, Oct. 11 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Denton Senior Center

Needlework Group | Tuesdays, 9-11:30 a.m. Quilting Group | Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. Literary Critique Group | Thursdays, 9 a.m. Fridays with Friends | Fridays, 9-11 a.m. Duplicate Bridge | Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, noon Party Bridge | Thursdays & Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Hand and Foot Canasta | Fridays, 9 a.m. Pinochle | Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Bingo | 1st & 3rd Fridays, 1 p.m.

State Fair of Texas ALH Senior Center Thursday, Oct. 17 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Potluck Bingo | 3rd Thursdays, 6 p.m.

Cartan Shoes & Blue Bonnet Tuesday, Oct. 22 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

ALH Senior Center

Sam Moon Friday, Nov. 22 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Drop-in Activities Sewing | Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon Bingo | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

DENTON CIVIC CENTER | QUAKERTOWN PARK 321 E. McKinney St., (940) 349-8272

YOUR Enjoy a 9,000-square-foot rotunda designed by renowned Texas Architect O'Neil Ford with a 4,000-square-foot outdoor, covered plaza adjacent to historic Quakertown Park.


To save your date or plan a tour, call (940) 349-8272.

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Unique Themed Party Packages MLK Jr. Rec Center, (940) 349-8575

Denia Rec Center, (940) 349-8285

• One hour of gym time • 30 minutes in a decorated party room • Party for 15 kids • Paper goods and balloons • Digital Invitation $90, Basic Party (all ages) $100, Game Room (ages 7+) $100, Sports (ages 5+) $120, Princess (ages 4-10) $120, Super Hero (ages 4-10) $120, Kings and Queens Bounce House (ages 4+) Add the bounce house for an additional $50.

• One hour of gym time • 30 minutes in a decorated party room • Party for 15 kids • Paper goods and balloons • Digital Invitation $90, Rock Star Karaoke (all ages) $90, Playhouse (ages 2-6) $110, Sports Party $175, Black Light Indoor Rock Climbing (ages 7+) $200, Black Light Sports Zone I (ages 7+) $250, Black Light Sports Zone II (ages 7+) Add cupcake decorating, pudding painting, a pie-eating contest, or theme decorations for additional fees.

North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287 • 45 min. of instructor led activity • 45 minutes in decorated room • Party for 15 kids • Paper goods and balloons • Cake and drinks • Punchbowl Digital Invitations $150, Sports Fanatic (ages 3-10) $150, Leap, Bounce, and Pounce (ages 3-8) $150, Star Wars Blacklight Experience (ages 6-12) Add themed decorations, pizza, or bounce house for additional fees. Maximum kids, 24. 44 | Unite, Grow, Play

Denia Rec Center Blacklight Party


Pavilion and Facility Rentals

RESERVE AND PAY ONLINE Athletic Field Rentals

$15/hour (practice without lights) $25/hour (practice with lights)

Rec Center Rentals Denia Rec Center MLK Jr. Rec Center North Lakes Rec Center Denton Senior Center

Pavilion Rentals North Lakes Park Pavilion 1 North Lakes Park Pavilion 2 North Lakes Park Pavilion 3 South Lakes Park Pavilion 1 South Lakes Park Pavilion 2

SKATE PARK (FREE) 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Located at 2400 Long Rd., adjacent to Water Works Park. The skate park is a public park and features a series of ramps and rails at varying heights, including a corner bowl, 3 foot and 5 foot half pipes, a fun box with a half pyramid, and a covered picnic area.

Disc Golf Course, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

North Lakes Disc Golf Course is located at the corner of Bonnie Brae Street and Windsor Drive. The course is free and open to the public daily, but may close during tournaments.

NEW Vela Athletic Complex is OPEN!

McKenna Park Pavilion 1 McKenna Park Pavilion 2 Fred Moore Park Pavilion 1 Fred Moore Park Pavilion 2 Avondale Park Pavilion Denia Park Pavilion Mack Park Pavilion Joe Skiles Park Pavilion Briercliff Park Pavilion Owsley Park Pavilion Nette Schultz Park Pavilion Milam Park Pavilion Lake Forest Park Pavilion

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The Purpose of the Plan

The purpose of the plan is to serve as a road map for long-range priorities relative to existing and future parks, trails, recreation facilities, programs, operations, preservation, maintenance, and funding. The current Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan was adopted in 2001 and later updated in 2009.

The Need for the Plan

Changes in the City’s Strategic Plan, community growth, development, and demographic trends, and emerging industry changes are some of the many reasons that make it necessary to revisit the needs of the community and redevelop the master plan. In addition to changes within the community, there is a need to revisit sustainability and maintenance management and approaches for aging inventory.

The Process of the Plan

Community engagement and public input are essential to the planning process and represent one of the three phases that will help us develop the plan. Together, we'll identify our current State of Play and engage the community to explore needs and priorities.

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Thereafter, we'll apply the data to establish plans and priorities that envision the next 10 to 20 years and present them to the Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Board and City Council for consideration and approval to begin implementation.

What's Important to you is important to us.

27 Playgrounds 36 Parks 31.3 Trail Miles www.dentonparks.com

15 Basketball Courts 14 Baseball Fields 11 Softball Fields 4 Football Fields

1 Rugby Field 1 Skate Park 1 Outdoor Rink

17 Tennis Courts 16 Soccer Fields 1 Disc Golf 1 Driving Range

4 Different Aquatic Facilities Water Works Park Denton Natatorium Civic Center Pool Sprayground at Carl Young Sr. Park

2 Senior Centers

3 Recreation Centers

Denton Senior Center American Legion HallÂ

North Lakes Rec Center Denia Rec Center MLK Jr. Rec Center

2 Cemeteries Oakwood Cemetery I.O.O.F Cemetery

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